Tiger girls roll by Riverton at Pitt State

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's girls jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back here Tuesday night as the Tigers (9-3) rolled by Riverton, 65-27, at Pittsburg State University's John Lance Arena.

Katren Rienbolt, who signed with Pitt State's women's basketball, cross-country and track programs, led all players with 23 points and has scored 53 in her last two outings. Ashley Cook added 18 points and has scored 43 in her last two games.

The Tigers played again without post Brianne Lawrence due to her hamstring injury and also had to play without forward Elisha Hasenplaugh. Head coach Jeff Armstrong decided to go with a "guard-heavy" lineup to start the game and subbed Ericah Shoemaker and Abby Denton into the lineup for Lawrence and Hasenplaugh.

Fort Scott had a 19-4 lead after one quarter and were ahead 33-6 with 4:37 left in the first half. Riverton scored just 2 field goals in each of the first two periods and trailed 47-14 at the half.

Another 10-0 run near the end of the third quarter put the Tigers up 61-20 and guaranteed that the clock would run continuously during the fourth quarter.

Of the nine players Armstrong used, eight scored. Jillian Lattimer scored 7 off the bench.

Hannah White led Riverton with 14 points, including all three of the Rams' 3-point goals.

The Tigers will travel to Iola for a non-league game Friday night with tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

NOTES -- No junior varsity or freshmen games were played....

This was the first meeting ever between these schools in girls' basketball....

Fort Scott moved up one spot to No. 3 in Class 4A-Division I in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Poll this week, passing Paola despite a loss to Blue Valley Southwest in the first round of the Frontenac Tournament Thursday night. The coaches may have taken into consideration that Fort Scott lost to a Class 6A school and also beat a much larger school, Hogan Prep, on Saturday.

Paola lost to Sabetha, ranked No. 7 in this week's Class 3A poll, in the semifinals of the Burlington Tournament Friday but then beat Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, then ranked No. 1 in 4A-II, 40-15 in the third-place game Saturday.

Defending Class 4A champion Wamego remains No. 1 in the poll, as it has been all season. Bishop Miege remained No 2.

Coffeyville is ranked No. 8 in the poll while Independence comes in at No. 10. Coffeyville won its home tournament last weekend while Indy finished second at Neodesha....


FORT SCOTT: Shoemaker 1 0-0 2, Rooks 1 0-0 2, Brown 2 0-0 4, Denton 1 0-0 3, Allen 2 0-0 6, Rienbolt 9 2-4 23, Cook 7 3-3 18, Lattimer 2 3-4 7, Westhoff 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 25 8-11 65.

RIVERTON: Williams 1 2-4 4, White 4 3-4 14, Turley 1 1-2 3, Berry 0 0-0 0, Edwards 2 0-0 4, Sly 0 0-1 0, Patterson 1 0-0 2, Mornoff 0 0-0 0, Haddock 0 0-0 0, McGrinninger 0 0-0 0, Hanson 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 9 6-11 27.

Fort Scott................... 19 28 14 4 -- 65

Riverton................... 4 10 8 5 -- 27

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 7 (Rienbolt 3, Allen 2, Denton, Cook), Riverton 3 (White 3).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 14, Riverton 8. Fouled out: None.